SURVIVAL PRAYER is a journey to the edge of the world. Following individual food harvesters as they gather and prepare for the winter, the film celebrates the modern lifeways of a remote indigenous community and bears witness to a profound relationship between individuals and the land that sustains them, Haida Gwaii, an archipelago drifting off the northwestern edge of the North American continent. Facing the imminent extinction of the Haida language, Naanii Mary Swanson, a last speaker, frames this portrait of age-old traditions at risk. An intimate ethnographic reflection, this meditative encounter reveals poignant possibility amid deep loss.
Friday, April 12, 2:30pm, Sunday, April 14, 1:45pm, Regal Hollywood 20